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I'm not aware of premium times reporter's arrest – Jimoh Moshood

 From Fatima Bukar, Abuja
The image maker of the Nigeria police force, Jimoh Moshood, has for the first time since the arrest of premium times reporter spoke on the issue, saying that he was not aware of the arrest of the journalist.
The reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, was arrested on Tuesday by the Nigeria Police Force, over a report. The police, reportedly asked the journalist to disclose the source of a story over the siege of the national assembly last week.
His arrest has generated considerable public disquiet, with many Nigerians and even international bodies calling for his unconditional release.
In what Nigerian’s believe was a clampdown on Premium Times, its Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, and education correspondent, Azeezat Adedigba, were similarly detained though briefly.
Rather than explain why the police detained the journalist, Jimoh Moshood, said he is not aware of the details of the arrest but was quick to add that no Nigerian is beyond arrest by the police when an investigation is being carried out.
“I am not aware of the details of the matter. But what I can say is that any Nigerian, whether a journalist or any member of the public can be invited by an investigating officer to come around so that he or she can clear themselves of any allegations against them. Since you are telling me now, I will find out exactly what is happening,” Mr Moshood said.


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